VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5] - On Demand (EDU-VSOS55-EL)(V5.5)

This training course, for experienced VMware vSphere® personnel, teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware® ESXi? 5.5 and VMware® vCenter Server? 5.5.

This course prepares the student for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional ? Datacenter Administration [V5] certification (VCAP5-DCA). Completion of this course also satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam.

?  Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
?  Manage changes to the vSphere environment
?  Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
?  Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes
?  Use VMware vSphere® ESXi? Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
?  Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy? to provision ESXi hosts

Note: About one-third of the VMware vSphere: What?s New [V5.5] course content is repeated in this course. The scalability topics in VMware vSphere: Fast Track are repeated in this course. 
Intended Audience:   
?  Experienced system administrators
?  Systems engineers
?  System integrators 
Completion of one of the following courses:

?  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]
?  VMware vSphere: What?s New [V5.5]
?  VMware vSphere: Fast Track

Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
Experience working at the command prompt is highly recommended. 


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Course Modules
  • 1 Course Introduction
    - Introductions and course logistics
    - Course objectives
  • 2 VMware Management Resources
    - Configure vMA
    - Understand the esxcli and vicfg commands
    - Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access
    - Understand important ESXi and vCenter Server log files
  • 3 Performance in a Virtualized Environment
    - Understand the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
    - Understand software and hardware virtualization techniques and their effects on performance
    - Use vSphere performance monitoring tools
  • 4 Network Scalability
    - Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
    - Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
    - Understand distributed switch features such as PVLANs, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, port mirroring, and NetFlow
  • 5 Network Optimization
    - Understand performance features of network adapters
    - Understand performance features of vSphere networking
    - Monitor key network performance metrics
    - Use vMA to manage virtual network configuration
    - Troubleshoot common network performance problems
  • 6 Storage Scalability
    - Configure storage multipathing
    - Understand vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
    - Explain profile-driven storage
    - Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
    - Describe VMware vSphere® Storage DRS? operation
    - Configure Storage DRS and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • 7 Storage Optimization
    - Diagnose storage access problems
    - Understand how storage protocols, VMware vSphere® VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
    - Monitor key storage performance metrics
    - Use vMA to manage virtual storage
    - Troubleshoot common storage performance problems
  • 8 CPU Optimization
    - Understand CPU scheduler and other features that affect CPU performance
    - Monitor key CPU performance metrics
    - Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems
  • 9 Memory Optimization
    - Understand memory reclamation techniques and overcommitment
    - Monitor key memory performance metrics
    - Troubleshoot common memory performance problems
  • 10 Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization
    - Understand performance guidelines for virtual machines, resource allocation settings, VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler? clusters, resource pools, and VMware vSphere® High Availability admission control policies
    - Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on failures
    - Troubleshoot vSphere cluster problems
  • 11 Host and Management Scalability
    - Understand how vCenter Linked Mode manages multiple vCenter Server inventories
    - Explain VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management?
    - Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
    - Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI? to perform vSphere administrative tasks
    - Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
    - Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts